Pippa is currently reading for an MPhil in International Relations, as a member of Balliol College and as a Clarendon scholar.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of international security, conflict, violence and development. Specifically, she seeks to interrogate the dynamics of insecurity in "fragile states" and uncover the linkages between transnational organised crime, rebel governance and regional security interventions.
She also has a particular interest in advancing gendered understandings of global insecurity and conflict, interrogating women’s myriad roles in shaping security outcomes.
Prior to joining the DPIR, Pippa worked for five years as an advisor on international security and justice matters. She also holds a BA (Cantab) in Geography, with a passion for GIS and spatial network analysis.